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April 5, 2019

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, April 17 where we'll walk through the process of working with distributed unstructured data in the programming language of Chapel. This online presentation will be hosted by Alex Razoumov, Visualization and Training Coordinator with WestGrid.

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Computing graphs on an HPC cluster:
Working with distributed unstructured data in Chapel

Wednesday, April 17
10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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April 4, 2019

In support of Research Computing in ICT, the University of Saskatchewan is seeking an Advanced Computing System Administrator to perform system administration on University of Saskatchewan and WestGrid / Compute Canada systems, including large storage systems, backup servers, tape libraries, and High Performance Computing (...

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April 3, 2019

For several months, the Calcul Québec team has been working on the commissioning of a new supercomputer called Béluga, which will become available on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 for all Compute Canada users.

This new supercomputer is a general purpose system similar to...

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March 25, 2019

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, April 03 where we'll walk through the process of mapping and visualizing reads from diverse datasets. This online presentation will be hosted by Phillip Richmond, a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia.

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Short read DNA sequencing alignment and visualization
Wednesday, April 03

10:00 - 11:00 am Pacific
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March 24, 2019

The Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Team at UBC is seeking a new Manager, Research Systems. Collaborating with the ARC leadership team, the role will develop overall strategy with a focus on supporting advanced research computing infrastructure and systems such as High Performance Computing (HPC), storage, cloud, virtualization, and other technologies needed to enable the digital research infrastructure (DRI) ecosystem.

DRI refers to the physical infrastructure (such as network and advanced research computing), data management (...

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March 22, 2019

Later this spring, a new supercomputer, Béluga, will join Compute Canada's national platform, further enhancing the computing and stoarge capabilities available for researchers across Canada. On April 4, the support team at Calcul Québec will host an information webinar to share an overview of the system's features, and answer questions about its capabilities.

Anyone interested in learning more about the new Béluga system is invited to tune into the webcast:

Thursday, April 4
9:00 - 10:00 am...

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March 19, 2019

On March 31, 2019, WestGrid’s remaining legacy system -- Orcinus -- will be defunded and no longer available as part of the Compute Canada national platform. The University of British Columbia has offered to continue operating this system for opportunistic use by existing users only, with priority access given to researchers located at or collaborating with UBC.  

Please remember that support and maintenance of this system is provided on a best efforts basis...

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March 18, 2019

Gemma Hoad joined WestGrid and the Research Computing Team at Simon Fraser University in 2018. Gemma has 20 years experience working in the bioinformatics sector of the biotechnology industry.

Her extensive experience covers data management of large medical and biological data sets, designing and writing reusable code, teaching coding techniques to manage shared data, managing web applications and identifying tasks which can be carried out by...

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March 9, 2019

Compute Canada provides a range of storage options, from high-speed temporary local storage to different kinds of long-term storage, so that users can choose what best corresponds to their needs and usage patterns. The main Compute Canada documentation for managing your file storage and data backup needs can be found at: 
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March 1, 2019

UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) is looking for four individuals who are adaptable and passionate about research and innovation to join its team in Vancouver. UBC ARC is offering four positions that engage with some of the best investigators in the world and collaborate with experts across the country and beyond. To view the posting details, click the job titles in the list below:

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